Michelle Bonora directs Missing the Man, one of seven plays that are part of the second annual 10-Minute Play Festival at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. It was written by Steve Martin.
Question: Why did you want to direct Missing the Man?
Michelle Bonora: I think it's a beautiful story about real people and real life. Sometimes people aren't perfect and sometimes stuff happens in life and there are bumps along the way.
Q: What is a challenge or something exciting about directing a 10-minute play?
M.B.: I really want every actor to have a time to shine and I want each character to have an arc, so we have to move quickly.
Q: Fill in the blank: "In the time it takes me to _____, I could watch a 10-minute play."
M.B.: "shave my legs"
The second annual 10-Minute Play Festival will be Friday, June 6 and Saturday, June 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street – the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. All 7 plays will be performed both nights.
The festival is a Pay What You Can event, and general admission tickets will be available at the box office immediately before the event begins.